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Blood Lust Rising Audiobook

Blood Lust Rising: The Vampire Queen Trilogy, Book 1

Vampire Queen and Demon son - together they will wreak havoc and total destruction. Or at least, that's what the prophecy says. When a sex-seething succubus focuses in on Ella Grey, a half-breed vampire and her Shadow Hunting partner, Micah McGregor, a power is released neither can control or comprehend. A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal.
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Vampire Queen and demon son - together they will wreak havoc and total destruction. Or at least, that's what the prophecy says. When a sex-seething succubus focuses in on Ella Grey, a half-breed vampire and her Shadow Hunting partner, Micah McGregor, a power is released neither can control or comprehend.

A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal. The truth of Micah's demonic origins will reveal a heart-breaking conspiracy within the Shadow Agency that once swore to protect humanity from vampires and demons. Ella and Micah are proof that nothing is as it appears.

©2012 Danielle Borst (P)2013 Danielle Borst

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    Katheryne MD, United States 08-02-13
    Katheryne MD, United States 08-02-13 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "WOW! This one is good"

    This is a non-stop thrill ride from the moment the story starts. Ella and Micah have so much chemistry!! Their fighting and back-and-forth banter was not only entertaining, but down right sexy. I was immediately drawn into the story from the very beginning and couldn't put this one down. I was all too disappointed when it came to an abrupt stop. I want more!!! This is a great paranormal romance book that reminded me of the older Anita Blake books (back when the series was good). I loved this one and can’t wait for the next installment.

    5 Stars!!!

    20 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Jordy ♡♡♡♡ 07-28-13 Member Since 2016

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "Enthralled within the first couple pages!"

    Blood Lust Rising is hot, fast-paced, enticing, intense but also fun and full of vampire and demon action! From the very beginning the book pulls you into this fantastic world from the very first chapter and doesn't let you down until the last. Blood Lust Rising has a unique plot and good world-building, a good romance story line and realistic characters. I really fell in love with the characters of this book.
    Ella and Micah are demon/vampire hunters. They have to work & train together. Ella is convinced that Micah is out to get her kicked out of the agency they work for. Micah thinks Ella is dangerous. Both are all ways picking at each other and fighting. The tension between them is intense. Ella and Micah kick some major ass in some cringe worthy fight scenes. The characters came to life on the page. By the end of the first chapter I was already a little in love with Micah and Ella both. I would be hard pressed to say which one I liked better. The chemistry between the two of them was sizzling; seriously tingle worthy. I refuse to divulge any more info so I can ensure I don't spoil the book for you.
    Overall this read didn’t let me down one bit and met my expectations, I can’t really think of any negatives comments except that I wish it had been longer, but that is just me being greedy for more steamy Micah and Ella action! I hope audible picks up book two of this series soon!

    20 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 07-20-13
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2016

    I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again

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    "PHEW, AN EXPLOSIVE PNR LISTEN THAT TICKS EVERY BOX"

    Right from Chapter 1 - it's BANG and you're transported headlong into a thrilling, action-packed listen that'll have you spinning, reeling and cringing at the awesome storyline that contains a multitude of paranormal entities, intrigue, mystery, secrets, plot twists and a hot sexy romance between the likeable H/H whose chemistry was 'off the charts' right from the start and only got more and more intense.

    You'll find yourselves drawn, or should I say thrown, into all the well written action as Ella and Micah's bitter-sweet love/hate relationship begins and you'll be entertained by the funny banter between the two uncompromising enemies. Then, throw in a 'supposed' Succubus coupled with 4 missing days of sexual pleasure and they awake on a blood (and other bodily fluids) soaked bed and absolute chaos follows the H/H as their worlds, lives and beliefs have been changed forever.... along with some soul shattering news.

    A wonderful cast of characters inhabit the well developed world set around a Prophecy about Ella and Micah, and together they must fight - fight for their lives, the lives of loved ones and their love. It's an unpredictable, non-stop, fast-paced, roller-coaster ride that'll spew you out at the end panting and exhausted but having been thoroughly entertained and desperately ready for more, more more and not just because it has an ongoing storyline but because it's just soooo YUMMY.

    Worth a credit? If you're a PNR fan then this is an unmissable 'must have' beginning to a new exciting trilogy that's got Vampires, Werewolves, Succubus, Shape-Shifters, Demons and, of course Hunters so you get plenty of fangs for your bucks and it's a WELL WORTH IT credit score.



    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 07-28-13
    Leesa 07-28-13

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Smokin!!"

    Just prepare yourself for this one because it's HOT. The chemistry between these two main characters is scorching. I do love a story when the characters cannot control their sexual desire and Micah and Ella are loaded with it. Then lets throw in the continuous battles with the bad guys. This was a paranormal story just the way I enjoy it and I'm looking foward to more from this author. For me this was a credit well spent.

    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 03-19-15
    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 03-19-15 Member Since 2016

    I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.

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    "Let's just start here, shall we?"

    This is basic story writing. Two people start at a point in their journey where something happens and they have to deal with the consequences, even if they don't like it.

    Instead of actually showing a developing relationship, what we get is the heroine and the hero being forced to want to sex each other up all the time and, since we were told what we missed (or what was simply left out of the book), we know they train for combat together. Apparently the idea of being together repulses them and they do whatever they can to avoid each other. But that doesn't work because they just have to have sex. All the time.

    It's weird... like coming into the story after half of it has already happened. The back story seems interesting enough that I feel like I missed something. Like a prequel, or what should have been the first book. We just jump headlong into the pre-climax and soon, climaxes are all we are given. See what I did there?

    I'm not gunna lie, I kind of wanted to give this book a 2. The sex scenes aren't even very hot, they're just descriptive enough to be scandalous but with book seems to suffer with trying to figure out what it wants to be.

    2.5 stars

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 02-06-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 02-06-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "WAS HE STARING AT ME BECAUSE I WAS NAKED,"

    OR WAS IT BECAUSE I WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.
    This is some kind of psychedelic dreamy writing. Devlin is like interpreting her dreams, her sex dreams. Like a dream, it does not follow any pattern. It is easy to see why Fayth Devlin does not use her real name. I would not want to claim this either. The language is all descriptive and flowery and includes visions of her getting laid. She often wakes up in places she has never been before and she does not know how she got there and then she remembers, oh yea, I was screwing this demon and his hard on was big and he filled me, ramming me harder and harder, but ...

    THE ONLY PERSON IN MY HEAD WAS ME.
    WAS I INSIDE HIS MIND?

    The narrator talks in a whispery voice, as the script calls for.

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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 10-27-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 10-27-13 Member Since 2015

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Vampire queen and demon son! Cute!!"

    This book was anything but cute... intense is more like it... but the whole vampire queen and a demon son prophecy was cute.

    Nice story that follows to partners of the Shadow Hunters, who fight like cats and dogs... come across a succubus that awakens their locked powers. Our heroes are soul mates and literally go into mating frenzy for like 4 days...

    This is bad for all kinds of reasons... so they try to be apart...but that don't work either...
    Secrets are revealed and walla... Good o'l vampire fight, demon battle and re-claiming a mate ensues! Great... Can't wait for book 2!

    Narration was really good. No complaints.

    Great Credit or sale..I wouldn't buy unless you plan to invest in all the book in the series and since only one book is on audible... I would just wait for credit.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-23-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Very sexy...Very hot...Very good!"
    If you could sum up Blood Lust Rising in three words, what would they be?

    See above....Sexy, hot and great!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Micah and Ella...As a team they are fun..as a couple they are fierce! Love 'em!


    Have you listened to any of Liona Gem’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is a first listen for this narrator and she did a great job!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The sex scenes were awesome....you could really feel their love.


    Any additional comments?

    Waiting impatiently on 2 and 3!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy SPRING CREEK, NV, United States 07-19-13
    Wendy SPRING CREEK, NV, United States 07-19-13
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    "Awesome!"
    If you could sum up Blood Lust Rising in three words, what would they be?

    World altering love


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ella and Micah


    What about Liona Gem’s performance did you like?

    Never have I had an audiobook have overlaying of the reading. What an amazing touch that was soooo cool! She adds a great twist to the characters giving them life and their pieces really came together how I imagined when I had read the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was very good


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book and was sooooo in love with the book thy when Fayth gave me the audio I was very excited to hear it. It made my work days pass very quickly and my workouts exciting lol!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-25-13
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-25-13

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "Sexy Hot fantasy P/N story at it's best"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm loving Demons and Vampires a whole lot with this very Steamy listen. Lot's of action and Hot Sex throughout the entire book. I would of given a 5 star but all though I found the Narrator good I feel with a more enthusiastic Narrator the story could of been told so much better. This book is only the beginning with the story ending abruptly so it leaves us waiting for the next book to see what happens next. I will be grabbing it as soon as it comes out :)

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful

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